Please note: The dogs in ODH's Final Refuge care are not adoptable due to medical reasons and all are in permanent homes. Your sponsorship supports the veterinary expenses for these dogs - and we thank you!
Toby came into rescue from the shelter after being passed around to a few different homes. When he arrived at the shelter he was in bad shape and almost completely hairless. He had mange, skin and ear infections but still maintained his happy and gentle spirit, despite being very uncomfortable. After a great deal of effort and visits with vet and specialists, he is a different dog but still has regular drugs and medicated baths to keep him itch-free.
He now enjoys his retirement and keeps very busy for an old dog. He loves his best friend, a black lab named Wilson and they love to wrestle and chase rabbits and eat blackberries and apples from the orchard. He must have some hound dog in him because his sense of smell is incredible. He can smell a cookie in a pocket from a mile away and will eat the pockets out of any coat that might have a cookie in it. He has been known to swipe a sandwich or snack off the counter when your back is turned but overall he is a very sweet and obedient gentle giant. He follows the family upstairs every night and sleeps on the bed while we read stories and get ready for bed. He loves to spend the rest of the day napping in his favorite chair.
Toby is sponsored by:
- Briteney Mercer of Seattle, WA in honor of Mike Mercer (12/31/2020)
- In memory and in honor of Elizabeth Katz
- John Strampher of Puyallup, WA in memory of "Buffy”, “Mia”, “Maizie”, “Ebby” & ODH alum “Duchess" (08/31/2021)